Forever Giants:1970 San Francisco Giants Year 13 (88)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

1969 is here.

My WAR calculation is a combination of Baseball-reference and Clay Davenport; I believe it to be the "best" WAR number available for historical comparison. 8 WAR is an MVP quality season.  The record is pythagorean adjusted for 162 games.

1970 81-81
C Dick Dietz 4.7
1B Willie McCovey 7.1 
2B Ron Hunt 1.3
SS Hal Lanier -1.4
3B Al Gallagher .35  
LF Ken Henderson 3.8
CF Willie Mays 4.6 
RF Bobby Bonds 5.5
IF Tito Fuentes .45 
3B Jim Ray Hart .1
Uti Frank Johnson -.05
MI Bob Heise -.55
OF Bob Taylor -.6
SP Gaylord Perry 6.85 
SP Juan Marichal 1.95 
SP Rich Robertson .25
RP Frank Reberger  -.95
RP Don McMahon 3.55

-And then came the 70s.  I was born near the end of this season, if you'd like to blame me, you can.  This is the first San Francisco team to have only a .500 pythag.  King's fired early in the season, replaced by Charlie Fox, a Giant lifer, player, scout, minor league manager.  Fox is the fifth manager (not counting Sheehan, since he didn't start a season) in fewer than 15 San Francisco seasons.  Mays gets his 3,000th hit, Marichal his 200th win.  In Mays's age 39 season, he was just shy of a 5 WAR player.  Davenport's last year.  McCormick's last year. Linzy's last year.  

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